Phrangboklang L Thangkhiew
Connectivity plays a major role in the state of Meghalaya. The region is characterized by an extremely tough terrain with poor infrastructure like rail, roads, electricity and telecom. Connectivity is the most important key to development of a region; be it road, rail, waterway, air, power or telecom. Connectivity helps in overall economic development and social integration of the region.
Telecommunication is the main focus for the connectivity of the region. The present status of telecommunication in the region requires upgradation to ensure fast, reliable, more-coverage area and better connectivity.Meghalaya state covers an area of approximately 22,340 square kilometers and has 11 districts. The population of Meghalaya as of 2014 is estimated to be 32,11,474 with 20.08% urban connection.
Phrangboklang L Thangkhiew
Mumbai, April 25 (Agencies): For the first time in the history of Busan they have not opening the festival with a Chinese or Korean story, instead VARA an Indian Story which is like a tribute to Indian Culture.
There aren’t many who possess the grit to translate their dreams into reality. The odyssey from a childhood fantasy to fame was a tough and exhausting journey, but Devesh Ranjan vowed never to say ‘no’ until destiny bowed down to his perseverance. Ranjan plays the lead character of Shyam in Bhutanese filmmaker Khyentse Norbu’s upcoming English film Vara: A Blessing, opposite Bollywood actress Shahana Goswami.
With the movie slated to make its world premiere during its screening as the opening film at the 18th Annual Busan International Film Festival in South Korea and at the 57th BFI London Film Festival, We spoke to this dusky and shy lad from Jajpur about his journey thus far.
Ranjan K Baruah
Climate change is bringing more question than answer amongst us and people around world are worried about the climate change. Developed countries and developing countries have different roles when it comes to combating. Role of United States is crucial when it comes to climate change. A strong global leadership is needed for the mitigation and adaptation when it comes to climate change. A lot of global events have been organised around the world which discussed issues related to environment and development. Over the past 20 years, there have been a series of failed attempts to create an effective international treaty on climate change mitigation. In 1997, the first major international agreement was passed, The Kyoto Protocol. The US—one of the top polluters—didn’t ratify. Since then, many Summits and many efforts to come to agreement—Rio, Copenhagen—have ended in a flop. There are certain occasion and special days to think about the earth and one such day is Earth Day which is observed on 22nd April .
Dr Rahul Pandey and Dr Sandeep Pandey
Since the past several months we have seen the NDA government aggressively pushing through changes in land acquisition policy, first in the form of Ordinance in December 2014 and then, as it was passed as a Bill with nine changes in Lok Sabha but faced roadblock in Rajya Sabha, re-promulgating it before its expiry in April 2015. With the government calling the Bill pro-farmer and pro-development and most of opposition parties and social activists opposing it as anti-farmer, it is useful to sieve through the noise and look at the changes proposed and what existed earlier.
Swami Vivekananda’s preaching on Karma Yoga, that non-attachment is self-abnegation is increasingly felt in today’s time when men find themselves being totally swept away by their work. Men are involved in some work or the other and the problem starts when the work starts ruling over them. Men complain of work pressure so much these days that he has little time for parents, children and the wife. This is where Swamiji’s lecture on Karma Yoga at New York can relieve men from their problems at the workplace. He said that all these problems from work are arising out of two Sanskrit words – Pravritti, which means revolving towards and Nivritti, which means revolving away.